Who was S. Chandrasekhar?

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born on October 19, 1910 in Lahore, India. He died on August 21, 1995, Chicago, Illinois.

Chandrasekhar was an Indian-born American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars.

Chandrasekhar was the nephew of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. He was educated at Presidency College, at the University of Madras, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1933 to 1936 he held a position at Trinity.

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Just In! Astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar's life is being celebrated with a new Google Doodle!

Ever wondered how the stars you see in the sky might eventually die? Ever thought about how black holes are formed? The subject of Thursday's Google Doodle is celebrated specifically for his answers to these questions, and for his contribution to our understanding of how celestial bodies evolve. Check out more of the story at Time.com.